Community of faith


HTC is an evangelical and non-denominational theological college in the Reformed tradition.

What is special about HTC?

HTC is at the same time both an independent college run by its own Board and one of thirteen colleges and research institutions which together make up the University of the Highlands and Islands.  This enables HTC to retain its strongly evangelical, Reformed ethos within the university sector giving HTC a unique opportunity to impact on the training of ministers from a number of denominations.

Community of faith

HTC is evangelical and Reformed in its constitution and teaching and has the Westminster Confession of Faith as its subordinate standard.

The Basis of Faith of the company [Highland Theological College Ltd] and of the members is as follows:

Believing that there is but one only, the living and true God, and that there are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and that these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory and with solemn awareness of accountability to him in all that we feel, think, say and do, we engage in and subscribe to this declaration:

  • All Scripture is self-attesting and being truth requires the human mind wholeheartedly to subject itself in all its activities to the authority of Scripture complete as the Word of God standing written in the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible, all therein being verbally inspired by Almighty God and therefore without error;
  • Reformed Theology set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms is the system of doctrine taught in Scripture and, therefore, is to be learned, taught and proclaimed for the edification and government of Christian people, for the propagation of the faith and for the evangelisation of the world by the power of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.